Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Obama's September 10th mindset.

Barack Obama Apparently thinks there was nothing wrong with the way we handled terrorism before 9/11 and would go back to treating terrorist has common criminals if President. "Let’s take the example of Guantanamo. What we know is that in previous terrorist attacks, for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated," Obama said in an interview on ABC's Nightline. However while the terrorist that were captured in the U.S. for the 93 WTC bombing had been "incapacitated." The truth is that we did not round up everyone responsible for the bombings there were many unindicted co-conspirators. During the trail of these men Al-Qaeda learned that we were listening in to phone calls of Osama Bin Laden and everything else the government knew about the organization, including the list of unindited co-conspirators during discovery. Former President Clinton and former chief of the CIA, George Tenet were not able to see evidence in the case that would've led capture of more terrorist because the evidence was placed under a grand jury seal. The evidence was under seal because the government did not want intelligence tainted in order to obtain a conviction. The evidence that was under seal included The cost of the trials that convicted seven people, $100 million dollars. Had we treated this attack has an act of war instead of a crime, 9/11 would probably have never happened.

Obama also agrees with the decision of the U.S. Supreme court to grant Habeus Corpus rghts to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He even wants to give Bin Laden Habeus Corpus Rights if he is captured. He said about capturing Bin Laden, "I think what would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he’s engaged in and not to make him into a martyr," and what way is that? The people that support Bin Laden will see him has a martyr if he is killed by American forces. In my opinion the sooner Bin Laden guy is a martyr the better. I understand that a President has to enforce the law, but I would feel better if he at least realized this decision puts Americans at risk.

Senator John Kerry critizes John McCain for how he wants to prosecute the war, " He has fully embraced willfully, openly, fully embraced the failed, tragic policy of the Bush administration over the last seven and a half years. … He’s really defending a policy that is indefensible. He’s proving every day that he doesn’t understand Iraq, or the Middle East or the War on Terrorism." WOW! Does Senator Kerry really believe that a Freshman Senator with almost no foreign policy experience knows more about the Middle East than a Senator with several years of foreign policy experience? I think it's Senator Kerry and the Democrats that don't understand the Middle East, especially Iraq.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I understand the problem with putting Bin Laden on trial. Do you think we couldn't convict him? Terrorism is a global issue, and dragging Bin Laden through the courts would be far more effective at swaying opinion than killing him on the field. Moreover, it's not as if Obama is suggesting that if we can't capture him alive, we just let him walk away.

    And McCain's a foreign policy expert? In what universe? Five years into the war and he still doesn't know the difference between Sunni and Shia. It's not just that he's made that mistake once, he's made that mistake on many separate occasions. Call me less than impressed with his foreign policy cred.